SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/13- “Do It With Your Whole Heart!” (Jeremiah 29:13)
Premise Question: Is there a more important daily activity, for us to involve ourselves in deliberately doing, than to seek The LORD GOD Almighty, Papa God, faithfully and fervently, with our whole heart?
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13 NIV)
When you choose to ardently look for Me, by fervently and faithfully seeking Me, The LORD GOD Almighty, with your whole heart, by making it the most important daily activity you do in this life, you will absolutely, most assuredly find Me. (Jeremiah 29:13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Everything in our life ought to flow out of this most important, being absolutely necessary and vital for success, life activity. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/30/15- “Integrity To Follow, Obey, Seek!” (Psalm 119:1-2)
Premise Question: As a member of The Company of The Redeemed, what must one do, in order to enjoy and experience fully, Papa God’s gracious favor, and the wonderful resulting blessings and benefits that the presence of the joy of The LORD, in one’s life, faithfully produces on a daily basis?
“Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.” (Psalms 119:1-2 NLT)
Most highly favored, filled with blissful joy, are those who choose to conduct their lives in a habitual manner of walking in integrity, in every area of their lives; in complete agreement and harmony with, while being ever influenced and guided by, the Holy Instructions of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty. Most highly favored, filled with blissful joy, are those who choose to follow closely, holding onto, guarding and protecting, observing and maintaining, Papa God’s Holy Instructions, which is the permanent record of the divine will of The LORD God Almighty, written down in His Holy Scriptures. And also, most highly favored, filled with blissful joy, are those who choose to fully comply, with His purpose and will for their lives, by obeying His commands, and then, holding nothing back or in reserve, but with their whole hearts, will urgently search for Him, seeking and looking for Him in every situation, circumstance, and moment of their everyday lives. (Psalm 119:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Anything that is built must begin and end with integrity and a sound plan. Whatever is built must have a strong and sure foundation. The structure that is built upon the foundation must have structural integrity. And while it is being built, in order for it to be built to withstand the challenges that may come up against it, that will surely try and test its fortitude, strength and integrity, the plan must be followed very closely, no cutting corners or codes, but a strict adherence, compliance and obedience to what is called for in the building code, which comes directly from the laws that govern the building of the structure, for the benefit, protection and enjoyment of everyone.
Our life can be characterized as a structure that we are building and erecting. Our joy, success and fulfillment in life is predicated on us having integrity; the integrity and strong foundation of The LORD operating in and flowing out of our daily existence. We too, must follow the plan and blueprints, the specific instructions that Papa God has left for us in His Holy Scriptures, in order to truly have, enjoy and experience, a flourishing success story in this life and the life to come. So, let’s have the integrity to follow, obey and seek; by building our lives with integrity and honor, the integrity of The LORD, and then honoring Him in all that we do and say, having the integrity to follow His instructions carefully, while building the structure strong and right, always maintaining a strict adherence, compliance and obedience to His Word, making it our practice and daily routine to ever search for Him, by seeking His face, not only His hand, wholeheartedly every day of our lives! His integrity and sound plan + His structural integrity + our routine of integrity = stability and our success story, in this life and the life to come! For when we do this, His complete joy is ours forevermore! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/20/15- “A Spiritual Drink In A Dry Land!” (Psalm 63:1)
Premise Question: Where else can a person, who is effected by the common human condition, go or run to but to The LORD; in a land that is scorched and distressed, because it is deprived of and lacks any hunger satisfying or thirst quenching spiritual sustenance and drink?
“O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.” (Psalms 63:1 NLT)
You, O Sovereign LORD, The Almighty Papa God, Maker of Heaven and earth and everything therein, You are my God, The One who created me to worship, honor and serve You; therefore, it is with the most serious intention, and divinely inspired purpose, that I am on the ultimate quest to find and discover who You are. I have an insatiable craving, along with an unquenchable thirsting for You and Your Manifest Presence; as my entire being, my spirit, soul and body yearns, aches and is in desperate need of You, in this indifferent, lacking any sustenance or moisture, very dry, cracked and parched land, where drought persists, with no spiritual drink to refresh and renew my whole being, spirit, soul and body. (Psalm 63:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: All of humankind is effected by a common human condition, that of desperately looking to satisfy, and quench a hunger and thirsting deep within their very souls. Every person experiences this extreme craving of a deep urgent hunger, with an unquenchable thirsting, that is buried deep, within the within, of their innermost being. There are, for humankind, no other viable options or alternatives; for it is only, Papa God, The Creator, that can fill the space and void that’s deep within each person, as it was His divine design and purpose that created the cravings, the deep yearning and desire of hungering and thirsting for His Presence, in every person; which when diligently pursued, leads to a hunger satisfying, thirst quenching, life fulfilling, joyful existence, experiencing the very essence of the best that this life has to offer! Remember, wherever the water flows, there is life! So, ask The LORD for a cool, refreshing and renewing spiritual drink, to satisfy and quench your urgent insatiable hunger and unquenchable thirst, in this scorched, dry and extremely parched land! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/18/15- “If My People!” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Premise Question: Looking at the times we are living in, with the pervasive insidious evil manifesting itself all around us, what time is it for the people of Papa God, The Company of The Redeemed?
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 NLT)
If My people, the sheep of My pasture, those I have called and chosen, setting them apart for My pleasure, My will and divine purpose, having given them My Name to claim as there own; if they will reject their pride and arrogance, and bow humbly before Me in devout worship, while offering up their petitions of praise and entreaties, with a desire to have sweet fellowship and communion with Me, as well as, earnestly seek My Manifest Presence, repenting of all their evil practices, then, I will incline My ear and heart toward them and be attentive to them, with My favor and assent, by complying with their requests. And, I will also wipe away all of their transgressions and sin, making them clean and free from all wickedness, restoring and making their land whole, by removing all conflict, settling them in the place of their dwelling, with the conditions of rest and peace. (2 Chronicles 7:14 PDCP)
Bottom Line: For the people of Papa God, The Company of The Redeemed, it’s Prayer Time! The time is now! There must not be any delay! For it should not and cannot be put off any longer! It’s time, for the people of Papa God to come together, everyone everywhere, in unison, in concerts of prayer! It’s high time that the people of Papa God humble themselves and pray, bowing low before The Most High, crying out to The Loving Creator, who desires to bring healing and restoration to His people and their land. Now is the time for all of Papa God’s people to earnestly seek His face and His Manifest Presence! And it’s way past time for the people of Papa God to turn away from their own evil practices, prejudice attitudes and hate filled rhetoric. It’s time for all of us to unify our hearts, minds, bodies, time, talent and treasure, in order that Papa God will see our hearts and hear our sincere prayers, offered up to Him in heaven, on behalf of ourselves and people everywhere. And then, and only then, He will forgive us of all our transgressions and heal and restore our lands. If My People, is a Big If potentiality, which needs to be turned into an actual reality! Something that we actually see happen, because we are actually there as it is happening, being fully engaged in what is happening! “If My people will humble themselves and pray.” Papa God has given His people this responsibility, not the government nor some other people or agency, it’s been left entirely up to us, The Company of The Redeemed. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/04/15- “Trusting And Relying On The LORD!” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Premise Question: Can we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, have a confident assurance and real expectation, of actually being able to successfully navigate our life, without having the great privilege and honor, the tools and benefits, of the leading, guiding, impactive and direct influence that The LORD’S Word, His Spirit and diligent fervent prayer provides us, which for all of us, is our divine compass, sextant and GPS?
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT)
Place your faith and complete confidence in and your utter reliance upon The Lord, in total abandonment, holding nothing back or kept hidden in the deep recesses of your heart in reserve. Don’t ever find yourself choosing to rely solely upon your own way of thinking, in the way you see and perceive things, in order to get yourself through life. But, always remember to acknowledge The LORD in everything you do or attempt to do in life; surrendering and yielding every part and partial of your life to Him. Then, and only then, will The LORD Himself pilot and guide you through life, on an upright course that will follow the correct paths, which will establish a safe and successful arrival at your desired destination, at life’s journeys end. (Proverbs 3:5-6 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There are a myriad of sources we can choose from to be influenced and guided by in our lives. Some may seem quite logical, extremely viable, good or may even tickle our fancy and appeal to our inclinations or predilection. As The LORD’S Word clearly delineates, though, there is a way and path set before each person that appears to be the best way to go, but when chosen, only leads to death and destruction. (Proverbs 14:12) His Word also tells us, that fools will always think and believe the way they are going and what they are doing, is right, and will therefore, not be open to wise counsel, but again, it only leads to a horrible ending. (Proverbs 12:14) The LORD gives everyone a choice! The decision and choice we make determines whether we will experience blessings or curses, life or death. (Deuteronomy 11:26, 30:19) Let us make the wisest of decisions, by always deliberately choosing to place our total faith and trust, relying only on and in The LORD and His faithful, hope filled, leading, guiding and correct direction, by completely relying on His Word, The Holy Spirit and our fervent prayer; which is our divine compass, sextant and heavenly GPS for successfully navigating this life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/06/15- “Just This One Thing!” (Psalms 27:4)
Premise Question: What should we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, aspire to become, as it relates to this unique request and deep desire of the Psalmist David?
The one thing I ask of the LORD — the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. (Psalms 27:4 NLT)
The consummate existence and supreme experience that I am requesting of You, O LORD, for it is my ultimate quest and the thing I earnestly desire and urgently chase after; is to dwell in the place of Your manifest presence, Your heavenly abode, for every day of my earthly existence and even extending beyond my mortal existence into eternity, to always enjoy The LORD God Almighty’s excellence and His holiness, being allowed to stay in deep contemplation and thought, while ruminating and worshiping forever in The Temple of The Most High. (Psalms 27:4 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, should aspire to become The LORD’s “Sanctuary of Praise” (Psalms 68:35, 27:6) “Temple of Worship” (Psalms 5:7, 138:2) “House of Prayer” (Luke 19:46, Isaiah 56:7) “House of Power” (Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:4, Ephesians 1:19) and His authentic “Household of Faith” (Galatians 6:10, Titus 3:14, James 1:27). I leave you with a scripture, which I believe, encompasses it all!
O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy. I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely. (Psalms 63:1-8 NLT) Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/13/15- “Do It With Your Whole Heart!”
Premise Question: Is there a more important activity, for us to involve ourselves in doing, than to seek The LORD, faithfully and fervently, with our whole heart?
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13 NIV)
When you choose to ardently look for me, by fervently and faithfully, seeking Me, The LORD God Almighty, with your whole heart, making it the most important activity you do, in this life, you will absolutely find Me. (Jeremiah 29:13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Everything in our life should flow out of this most important, being absolutely necessary and vital for success, life activity. Blessings…
I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. (Psalm 119:10 NIV)
I, therefore, completely surrender my entire being, not holding anything back or in reserve, but with a deliberate diligence, abandon myself wholeheartedly, to serving and worshiping You alone, The One True Sovereign LORD God Almighty; so, my dear LORD God Almighty, I urgently and with a sincere heart, humbly request that You keep me from deviating, stumbling or leaving Your righteous path, that You, O LORD, have clearly marked and paved, with Your life giving, sustaining and preserving commandments. (Psalm 119:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Seeking, serving and worshiping The LORD should never be relegated to something we just poke or pick at, or just have in our lives as an enjoyable hobby or as an activity that we use as a way to socialize. We should and must abandon ourselves completely to Him, His way and His will and purpose for our lives. You’ve heard it said before…”Either The LORD is LORD of all or He’s not LORD at all!” Blessings…
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV)
If My people, the sheep of My pasture, those I have called and chosen, setting them apart for My pleasure and divine purpose, having given them My Name to claim as there own; will reject their pride and arrogance, and bow humbly before Me in devout worship, while offering up their petitions of praise and entreaties, with a desire to have sweet fellowship and communion with Me, and will seek My Manifest Presence, repenting of all their evil practices, then, I will pay attention to them, with favor and assent, complying with their requests and I will wipe away all of their transgressions and sin, making them clean and free from all wickedness, restoring and making their land whole, by removing all conflict, settling them in the place of their dwelling, with the conditions of rest and peace. (2 Chronicles 7:14 PDCP)